October 29th, 2014
Residents and visitors gathered on Bishop's Main Street Friday, Oct. 24 for an evening of live music, local artwork and, of course, chocolate.
Elmer H. âBuddyâ Bayer
Buddy was born in Bishop at Mrs. Bohnâs Maternity home to Lily and Elmer Bayer Sr. He spent the next 60 years living in Lee Vining.
Alta Fay Hastings
Funeral services for Alta Fay Hastings, 84, of Seminole, Texas will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the First Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole. Alta passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Lubbock.
Charles âBZâ Thomas Morris
Charles âBZâ Thomas Morris was born Jan. 16, 1944 in Bakersfield to Charles Edwin Morris and Mary Frances Elizabeth OâBrien (known as Betty OâBrien Morris). He passed away on Oct. 3, 2014 in Porterville. He suffered from a progressive form of Parkinsonâs disease.
Relles Ann Amick
Relles Ann Amick passed away on Oct. 10, 2014 at her sonâs home in Idaho, surrounded by family. Relles was born on Oct. 20, 1924 in Lone Pine, where she spent much of her life. She spent the early part of her life as a waitress and then later as a school bus driver.
After marrying her husband Austin, she lived in Olancha at the Caltrans yard until her husbandâs retirement, when they moved back to Lone Pine.
In its first year, the City of Bishop After School Program for Bishop Elementary School first- through fourth-graders is getting rave reviews from students, teachers and parents.
County leaders will soon be considering whether to allow the construction of a feed-in tariff solar facility in Southern Inyo.
If approved, the proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors and if approved there, will become the first feed-in-tariff project in Inyo County. Essentially, the solar energy produced at the site will be sold to a third party â in this case, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
A fast, cooperative response and an extra resources detail assigned to the Owens Valley helped save homes near the Alabama Hills when a fire broke out Saturday morning.
CalFire had staffed extra resources in the Owens Valley over the weekend due to forecasted high winds and low humidity, âand the preparation paid off,â CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said. âGreat cooperation from outside agencies and resources served the community well and kept the fire to a minimum.â
Community members have the chance to enjoy fine wine, fine art and even better company next month while supporting local education.
Round Valley Schoolâs STEP Foundation is holding its annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Ste. 203.
Specialty beers, microbrews, catered food and a raffle are also on the eveningâs agenda as the STEP Foundation attempts to raise funds for the students at Round Valley Joint Elementary School.